Serious efforts made to ease local people’s difficulties in Rakhine State

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Fishing is one of the sources of livelihood for the people in Rakhine State.

Local residents in Rakhine State presented explanations about their sufferings on social difficulties and having to deal with natural disasters almost every year and the requirements of preparedness when they met with Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement yesterday at the township administration offices of Kyaukphyu township.
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye listened to the reports of the residents with the help of local responsible persons and visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Kanyintaw to meet lDP people and fulfilled the requirements for moving to newly constructed houses and provided rice, cooking oil, beans and salt as humanitarian assistance.
Local people in the Kyauktalone IDP Camp were encouraged to participate and work for stability and peace and were told of the plan for socio-economic development and received humanitarian assistance.
The Union Minister met with social organisations, elders of the community and local residents in the hall of the Yanbye administration office to support the financial aid requirements before visiting the IDP camp in Ward 6, where he discussed resettlement and provided food rations.The Union Minister and his team also spoke with departmental officers, community leaders and charity organisations and urged them to come up with solutions for the financial difficulties faced by local people.The Union Minister also met with the Rakhine State Chief Minister and work committee members at the state government office in Sittway to discuss issues of development of the socio-economic situation and resettlement. He also asked the local residents about their views on resettlement matters.
The Union minister provided cash to locals to renovate the library and its facilities in villages in Myintga and Kyaukpyin village in Pauktaw township before going to the Smart Garment Factory in Saitin Hydro-electric Generation Compound in Sittway, where he observed the tailoring work being done for school dresses ordered by the Ministry of Education.
The Garment Factory was established by the Rakhine State Government and Minister of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement and provided job opportunities to local residents and members of the Rakhine tribe. More than 100 people are employed at the factory.

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